bal·last: n. weighty material used in sailboats to provide stability against lateral forces on the sail.
Friday, July 9, 2010
backyard naptime laziness
I want to sit so still that the trees forget I'm here and go back to whispering gossip in their rustling dialects. I want to stay quiet until the robin resumes his halted hopping, stopping now and again to be sure he's alone. I'll hold my breath to see the rippled grass without my breeze across it, moving with the earth like everything does when we aren't looking.